Grantees and Their Funders

We are proud to share “Grantees and Their Funders,” an important new report by Professor Jack Wertheimer that is guiding JFN in our efforts to further strengthen the relationship between Jewish philanthropists and the Jewish nonprofit sector.

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A Guide to New Israeli Benefits for Nonprofits

We’re thrilled to announce that the Israeli government this week announced a large-scale response program aimed at helping the country's nonprofits, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus and its economic ripple effects.

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Providing Lifesaving Equipment for Syrian Refugees

During the coronavirus pandemic, the plight of Syrians has all but disappeared from the headlines. Yet, their suffering and hardship has increased manifold. Refugees who live in crowded camps, with inadequate medical facilities, no ability to socially distance, no protective equipment, are in danger of dying in droves.

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Emergency Appeal for Jewish Human Service Agencies

The global shortage of protective supplies like masks, gloves and gowns, is affecting our nation’s entire medical infrastructure, with nursing homes, hospices, home care and other frontline providers particularly hard hit. Hundreds of nursing homes, eldercare facilities, hospice centers and other Jewish healthcare and human service providers are currently facing a dire shortage of necessary products.

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On This Covid Yom Ha’atzmaut, Let’s Hit the Reset Button

Many things that worried us tremendously a few months ago seem to have lost their urgency in the age of COVID19. As Bari Weiss noted in a recent New York Times column, “many of the [culture war] battles of the past decade now seem self-indulgent and stagnant; others a waste of time...”

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Video: COVID-19 and the Israeli Tech Ecosystem

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Video: Day Schools and COVID-19

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Audio: Women in Israel During COVID-19

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Audio: Asylum Seekers in Israel During COVID-19

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What We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself (Passover 5780)

Pantaphobia is a very rare medical condition in which the patient feels absolutely no fear. Thanks to a middle-aged American woman known to science as SM-046, who in the mid-‘90s the media dubbed “the woman with no fear” and whose brain scans were examined by doctors, we know that this condition is caused by damage to the amygdala, the section of our brain that regulates primal emotions and instinctual reactions.

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